session 1 / January 18th, 2018

Turning Data Into Insights

With Greater Access, Comes Great Responsibility

With the enormous amount of data being collected every day, it’s harder and harder to keep pace with the data, how it all interconnects and how you can act upon it. This session will bring together experts who are turning data into action, mapping out the data landscape and pioneering the future of audience measurement.

You’ll leave this session armed with the tools to create effective strategies, implement tactical planning and track performance. All while adding to your bottom-line.


Every day, new technologies hit the market, new strategies are proven to succeed (and fail) and the world of branding, marketing and advertising continues to evolve at a pace that is impossible for anyone to keep track of. At the same time, marketers are making tough decisions that have both immediate and long-term outcomes that can have lasting effects on a business or product’s success and competitiveness.

The Insights Track will break down state of the art tools, technologies and insights to drive a greater understanding of paid, owned and earned media and how it impacts your bottom line. Attendees will come away with the knowledge to track and unveil the value of earned media and why it’s critical to recapture the direct one-to-one relationship with your customers in an increasingly fragmented digital landscape.


Madeline Di Nonno | CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Madeline Di Nonno is the Chief Executive Officer of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Di Nonno leads the Institute’s strategic direction, research, education, advocacy, financial and operational activities. Di Nonno brings thirty years of successful international executive and strategic advisor leadership experience in entertainment, non-profit, digital and consumer packaged goods industries.

Chris Do | Chief Strategist & CEO, Blind / Founder, The Futur

Chris Do is an Emmy award winning director, designer, strategist and educator. He’s the Chief Strategist and CEO of Blind and the Founder of The Futur— an online education platform that teaches the business of design to creative thinkers.

J. Galen Buckwalter, PhD | Chief Scientific Advisor,

J. Galen Buckwalter, PhD, is a serial entrepreneur, investor and a world-renowned psychological research scientist. An expert in psychology and data science, Dr. Buckwalter is recognized as one of the leading experts in using psychometrics and psychological research to enhance personalized communication and matching via the Internet, the focus of which led to him to develop the methods for the widely successful online matching company, eHarmony. More recently he has co-founded psyML, an international consulting agency that helps companies incorporate psychometrics into all aspects of the customer engagement and retention process.


1:30 PM | Check-In
2:00 PM | Introductions + Overview
2:10 PM | Opening Keynote
2:55 PM | Networking Break
3:10 - 4:15 PM | Breakout Sessions
4:15 PM | Networking Break
4:30 PM | Breakout Sessions, Round 2
5:00 PM | Presentation
5:45 PM | Takeaways/Wrap-Up
6:00 PM | After Party



session 2 / To Be Announced

Reaching Consumers Where They Are


As audiences have splintered their media consumption across platforms, their presence and behavior is also changing. Brands are faced with a bigger challenge to reach consumers across various touch points in the most effective way possible. This session will provide attendees with a deeper understanding of where their audiences live now and how best to communicate with them.

session 3 / To Be Announced

Staying Competitive In A World Ruled By Walled Gardens


Marketers are demanding more from their data, but behemoths like Facebook and Google’s walled gardens are limiting the amount of information shared. How can brands stay competitive and successfully integrate the data and insights from external platforms into their own branding and sales platforms as part of growing a holistic and direct relationship with their customers and their data?

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Marketers are now tasked with an enormous amount of responsibility managing budgets and teams, deploying activations across varying types of media and measuring the effectiveness of their work accurately. It’s an iterative process that places a high demand on time and expertise across a vast number of disciplines—whether it’s search, social media, messaging, events, and beyond. AList Sessions will tackle the unique challenges—now, more than ever before—presented to marketers in a fast-paced and ever-changing media landscape.


AListDaily is an award-winning daily publication providing over 600,000 members of the media and marketing community with insights, trends, data and analysis via our site, events and newsletter, facilitating an active community for our readership across platforms to connect and share thought leadership.


[a]network is a collective of like-minded, cutting-edge, independent agencies. Together, we create multi-disciplined teams to deliver the skill mix needed by our clients, operating with the agility of a boutique and the scale and resources of a major super-group. As a Communication Arts Orchestrator, we go far beyond the capabilities of an advertising agency to bring brands they need most: quantifiable influence, delivered through the combined power of AI-based technology, communication arts and consultative services.